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Juneteenth

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central
Room: Faulkner Gallery
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

In this workshop, led by Mary Gonzalez of Sweet Mountaintop Farm, you will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

7:45am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

Staff training

10:00am - 12:00pm
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will open at noon due to staff training.

This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Growing Community: Volunteering in the Garden

10:00am - 12:00pm
Off Site
Open
Registration
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Family
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Special Event
Registration Required
Details/Detalles:

Learn about gardening and get your hands dirty with Explore Ecology at the Franklin Elementary Garden!

Independence Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

MakeSB

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Eating Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Santa Barbara Public Library presents another MakeSB music showcase featuring T.U.C.K., Petrakor, and Step Up. Make a zine, buttons, and library cards! This event is free and open to the public, all ages welcome!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.

Dinosaur Day

11:30am - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Calling all dino fans! Get ready for a dino-mite day at the Library. Visit prehistoric times to experiment with STEM activities and crafts all about dinosaurs for children of all ages! Fossil making, sensory bins, storytime and more!

This event is in the "Family" group.

Minecraft Day

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join us for Minecraft at the Library! Fight Creepers with a team of robots, and have a craft-tastic time with friends and family. All ages welcome! 

Disclaimer(s):

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Nutrition & Health Faire

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Eastside
Library Branch: Eastside
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Parents & Caregivers, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Santa Barbara Public Library invites all families to a Nutrition and Health Faire at our Eastside branch.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

8:00am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Yellow Bird Music

12:00am - 1:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Arts & Culture, Special Event, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Join Yellow Bird Music in a wonderful music class for the whole family! Through song, dance, and instruments we will explore the many joys of musical play!

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Water Play Day

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Central
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Family
Program Type: Spanish, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Go out with a splash! Families are invited to cool off with all sorts of outdoor water play. Say goodbye to summer with a ride through our kid-sized car wash!

This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
Library Branch: Central
Room: Lower Plaza
Age Group: Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High)
Program Type: Spanish, Special Event, STEAM & Maker, Summer Reading
Details/Detalles:

Teens, get ready for school by decorating your gear! Create backpack charms, bookmarks, magnets and more! Bring your binders to decorate too. Tired of the same old books, or looking to find a new great read?

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

8:00am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

Labor Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

8:00am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

8:00am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

Veterans Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day.

This event is in the "Early Childhood (Ages 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades K-2)" group.
This event is in the "School-aged children (Grades 3-6)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (High School)" group.
This event is in the "Teen (Junior High)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Santa Bárbara High School Swap Meet

8:00am - 1:00pm
Library on the Go (LOTG)
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Library on the Go (LOTG)
Room: In the Community
Age Group: Early Childhood (Ages 0-5), School-aged children (Grades K-2), School-aged children (Grades 3-6), Teen (High School), Teen (Junior High), Adults, Family, All Ages
Program Type: Civic Engagement, Library on the Go, Spanish, Special Event
Details/Detalles:

Join the Library on the Go van at the Santa Barbara High School Swap Meet where we will be stocked with mostly adult items, but we’ll also have some children’s items available.

Thanksgiving

All Day 11/28 - 11/29
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Central, Eastside, Montecito, Library on the Go (LOTG), Virtual, Off Site
Description:

All SBPL locations will be closed from Thursday November 28 through Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.